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Central Luzon businessmen urged to register online

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office 3 is asking owners of existing and potential business establishments in Central Luzon to register or renew their business name with the agency through the online platform amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

The online business name registration is one of the innovations the DTI adopted last year to avoid face-to-face transaction and mass gathering.

DTI Regional Director Judith P. Angeles said establishments can now register through the website – www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph — and search for business name services.

Angeles said online registration of business names can be done fully online, including the payment for registration.

While the DTI provincial and regional offices accept cash payments, she said that registrants can also pay online through GCash, Paymaya, and Landbank.

Angeles also said the DTI is still working to partner with other payment institutions to enable business name registrants to pay through other online payment systems.

She added that the volume of transactions for business name registration is at the start of the year, along with the application for business permit registration or renewal with the local government units.

The lady DTI regional chief advised business owners to register early to avoid delays and unnecessary penalties for late registration.

Registration of sole proprietorships is within the mandate of the DTI while corporations and partnerships are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cooperatives, on the other hand are registered with the Cooperative Development Authority.